Health and Allied Services
CoSers: 550.510, 550.520To help students stay in school and be ready to learn—that’s the mission of Nassau BOCES’ Health and Allied Services. The members of this service strive to create and uphold a healthy learning environment in which students can take advantage of the wonderful educational opportunities provided to them. Health and Allied Services provides, in a cost-effective way, health-related staff to non-public schools—private and parochial—on behalf of the public school district in compliance with State Education Law 912.The department offers a comprehensive array of health and medical services. It puts at the individual district's disposal a large resource of highly qualified health, mental health and speech professionals. The service recruits, hires, orients, evaluates and supervises these professionals, all of whom are certified and/or licensed. It gives them consistent support and ongoing staff development programs to update them on new health information and regulations, as well as training for the implementation of state mandates.Health and Allied Services takes full responsibility for necessary paperwork and billing, saving school districts valuable time and resources. All records for billing are maintained, and the appropriate bills are sent to the districts of residence sending children to the non-public school being served. In addition, Health and Allied Services orders necessary equipment and supplies, saving on costs via bulk purchasing power and cooperative bidding.A district of location can contract for any or all of the services in meeting its legal requirement to provide non-public school children with services proportionate to those given to students in its own public schools.